Brock University – Associate Vice-President, Students

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples on whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni.” This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.

In keeping with the priorities of Brock’s Strategic Plan, and with the intent to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in leadership positions at Brock, this search for an AVP, Students strongly encourages applications of candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply.

Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With 19,000 students, 5,000 faculty and staff, an operating budget of around $360 million, and with more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences. Brock is a comprehensive university known for its excellence in teaching and learning and the student experience, as well as strong university-community engagement. Brock is home to a community of highly regarded researchers who are improving society by undertaking impactful and significant research. In 2021, for the fourth-straight year, Brock earned the No. 1 ranking among all comprehensive universities in Canada for mental health supports in the 2022 Maclean’s University Rankings. Brock continues to be a leader in student services, ranking first in Ontario and third for comprehensive universities in Canada for student satisfaction thanks to its top national ranking for mental health supports, second ranking for academic advising, extracurricular activities and administrative staff, and third for residence living and student life staff.

Brock has been on a strong growth and development trajectory in recent years. It is within this context that Brock welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice-President, Students (“AVP”).
The AVP will contribute to this vibrant university as part of a dynamic and high-caliber team. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President, Academic, the AVP is the senior administrative team member accountable for the strategic vision, leadership, and support to the University in all aspects of student services and student experience. The AVP’s portfolio includes the following dimensions of the student experience: Brock Sports and Recreation, including varsity, intramural and community-facing components; Student Services, including Student Wellness and Accessibility Services, A to Z Learning, Student Health Services; Student Life and Success, including student orientation activities; and Student conduct, including oversight for the University’s Student Code of Conduct. Brock’s undergraduate and graduate student body is diverse, dynamic and includes individuals with a range of backgrounds and experiences which include International students, Indigenous students, and a significant number of first-generation students. The AVP leads teams of student service professionals whose work is critical to the student experience and academic success of all Brock students. The AVP is responsible for creative and inclusive strategy to ensure that the service level Brock students receive remains unparalleled and that Brock remains a leader among peer institutions. The AVP will act as the primary liaison with Brock University Students’ Association and the Graduate Students’ Association. The incumbent will represent administration on a number of Senate committees and other committees as appointed by the Provost, and the AVP will sit at the University’s senior administrative and academic tables, including the Senior Administrative Council (SAC) and the Strategic Academic Leadership Team (SALT).

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated record of leadership and accomplishment in the student services space gained from a post-secondary context. You have experience effectively managing a large staff team of over 100 FTEs, and a complex budget of $16.2M, which includes being accountable for budgetary decisions and personnel decisions. You have a proven track record of developing, delivering and building on high-quality programming that supports students in reaching their academic and life goals. You can conceptualize and lead policy and program development projects to fruition, and you have experience in leading broad and complex change initiatives. You have demonstrated partnership, collaboration and relationship-building skills, and the ability to represent the University to internal and external stakeholders. Candidates must hold a graduate level degree. A strong and authentic appreciation for collegiality and collaboration and a demonstrated commitment to fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization is required. The successful candidate will bring a strong strategic and creative vision for Brock’s future, coupled with the ability to leverage opportunities, identify and address challenges to support the mission of the University.
To apply or explore the Associate Vice-President, Students opportunity with Brock University, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Please note that Brock University currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.
Brock University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Brock University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

CIFAR – Director of Development

CIFAR is a global research organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. By building long-term, interdisciplinary, global communities of collaboration, CIFAR provides the world’s top researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. CIFAR’s time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, creating a culture of risk-taking, accelerating discovery, and yielding breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, CIFAR is a catalyst for change in industry, government and society. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy, the world’s first national AI strategy. Its community of researchers includes more than 400 researchers from 142 institutions in 18 countries. It’s fellows, chairs, scholars, and advisors are among the most highly-cited researchers in the world. Twenty Nobel Prizes have been awarded to CIFAR-affiliated researchers. CIFAR is supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.

It is within this context that CIFAR welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development.

Reporting to the Vice President, Advancement, the Director, Development will manage a portfolio of donors and prospects and meet financial and relationship objectives in support of departmental and organizational goals. The Director will also support the Vice President, Advancement in advancing a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. The Director will continue to develop CIFAR’s planned giving program and will oversee team members responsible for the development and implementation of corporate, foundation, annual and major gift plans that include individual, foundation, corporate, sponsorship, and partnership campaigns. As a key member of the Advancement team, the Director will uphold best practices in managing donor information, contribute to building a culture of philanthropy, and assist and lead on various fundraising projects as they arise.

As the ideal candidate you are an experienced Major Gift fundraiser with a track record of success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals, foundations and corporations in the six- and seven-figure range. You take the initiative in reaching out to build relationships with donors and volunteers. Finding and articulating the right opportunity for each donor ignites your passion for fundraising work. You are equally comfortable discussing endowment and planned giving, and possess a solid working knowledge of these giving vehicles, including charitable bequests, beneficiary designations, gifts involving retirement plan assets and life insurance policies, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and other outright and deferred planned gifts. As an exceptional communicator, you are skilled at creating compelling communications that build relationships and generate revenue. You are a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and diplomacy focused on contributing to departmental and organizational objectives.

To apply or explore this impactful position at CIFAR, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), or visit https://… .

CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. CIFAR recognizes that bringing together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is integral to advancing excellence and increasing the impact of our organization. Our leadership, staff and volunteers strive to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace and, in turn, an environment that will give our diverse global community of fellows, scholars and advisors the support to successfully address the most important questions facing science and humanity. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome, regardless of age, education, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, parental status/responsibility, immigration status, Indigenous status, religion, disability, language, race, place of origin, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, and other attributes is vital to achieving our mission. We strongly encourage applications from members of our society who face systemic barriers and biases, including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minority/racialized communities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, members of marginalized gender identity communities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants may confidentially self-identify at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and CIFAR throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

CIFAR
Direction du développement

Le CIFAR est une organisation de recherche mondiale qui rassemble de brillants cerveaux pour trouver réponse aux plus grandes questions auxquelles la science et l’humanité sont confrontées. En soutenant la collaboration interdisciplinaire de longue durée, le CIFAR fournit aux plus éminents scientifiques du monde un environnement incomparable centré sur la confiance, la transparence et le partage des connaissances. Le modèle éprouvé du CIFAR inspire de nouvelles orientations de recherche, crée une culture de prise de risque, accélère la découverte et permet des percées au-delà des frontières et des disciplines universitaires. Grâce à la mobilisation du savoir, le CIFAR est un catalyseur du changement au sein de l’industrie, du gouvernement et de la société. En 2017, le gouvernement du Canada a confié au CIFAR le mandat d’élaborer et de diriger la Stratégie pancanadienne en matière d’intelligence artificielle (SPCIA), une première mondiale. La communauté de recherche du CIFAR regroupe plus de 400 membres de 142 établissements dans 18 pays. Ses membres, spécialistes-conseils et membres du programme des chercheurs mondiaux font partie des auteurs les plus souvent cités au monde. Vingt d’entre eux ont obtenu un prix Nobel. Le CIFAR reçoit le soutien des gouvernements du Canada, de l’Alberta et du Québec, ainsi que de fondations, de donateurs individuels, d’entreprises et d’organisations partenaires canadiennes et internationales.
C’est dans ce contexte que le CIFAR accueillera des mises en candidatures et des demandes d’emploi à la direction du développement.
Relevant de la vice-présidence à l’avancement, la personne qui occupera la direction du développement devra gérer un portefeuille de donateurs actuels ou éventuels et atteindre les objectifs en matière de finances et de relations en appui aux buts du service et de l’organisation. Cette personne aidera aussi la vice-présidence à l’avancement à faire progresser un portefeuille de grands donateurs éventuels. Elle continuera d’assurer la croissance du programme de dons planifiés du CIFAR et supervisera les membres de l’équipe responsables de l’élaboration et de la mise en œuvre des plans de dons annuels, majeurs, d’entreprises et de fondations, y compris des campagnes dirigées vers les donateurs individuels, les fondations, les entreprises, les commanditaires et les partenaires. Membre clé de l’équipe d’avancement, cette personne verra au respect des pratiques exemplaires en matière de gestion des renseignements sur les donateurs, contribuera à l’établissement d’une culture de philanthropie et aidera ou dirigera divers projets de collecte de fonds, au fil du temps.
La personne idéale possède une expérience en collecte de dons majeurs et a réussi à repérer et à solliciter des personnes, des fondations et des entreprises prêtes à faire des dons de l’ordre de centaines de milliers ou de millions de dollars. Elle prend l’initiative de tisser et de cultiver des liens avec les donateurs et les bénévoles. Elle a à cœur la collecte de fonds parce qu’elle aime explorer et préciser les circonstances optimales pour chaque don. De plus, elle est à l’aise pour discuter de dons de dotation et de dons planifiés et elle possède une solide connaissance pratique de ces outils de don, y compris les legs de bienfaisance, les désignations de bénéficiaires, les dons d’actifs de régime de retraite et de polices d’assurance, les rentes et fiducies résiduaires de bienfaisance et autres dons planifiés, immédiats ou différés. Ses qualités exceptionnelles en communication lui permettent de créer des messages convaincants, d’étoffer des relations et de générer des revenus. Dotée d’un esprit d’équipe hors pair, cette personne se distingue par ses excellentes compétences interpersonnelles, son intégrité et sa diplomatie axées sur la contribution aux objectifs du service et de l’organisation.
Pour poser votre candidature ou mieux connaître ce poste important au sein du CIFAR, veuillez communiquer avec Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) et Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), ou vous rendre à https://… .
Le CIFAR accorde une grande importance à l’équité, à la diversité et à l’inclusion. Nous savons que la réunion de personnes venant de multiples horizons et ayant divers points de vue et des expériences différentes est essentielle si nous voulons augmenter l’impact de notre organisation et stimuler l’excellence. Les membres de la direction, le personnel et les bénévoles s’efforcent de créer un milieu de travail équitable, diversifié et inclusif, ce qui offrira en retour à notre communauté mondiale diversifiée de membres, de scientifiques et de spécialistes-conseils le soutien nécessaire pour s’attaquer avec succès aux questions les plus importantes pour la science et l’humanité. Pour assurer l’accomplissement de notre mission, il est essentiel que chaque personne se sente valorisée et accueillie, peu importe son âge, son niveau de scolarisation, son orientation sexuelle, son expression et son identité de genre, son statut de parent ou ses responsabilités parentales, son statut d’immigrant ou d’Autochtone, sa religion, son handicap, sa langue, sa race, son lieu d’origine, son ethnicité, sa culture, son statut socio-économique ou d’autres caractéristiques. Nous encourageons vivement les membres de la société qui sont confrontés à des obstacles et à des préjugés systémiques à présenter leur candidature, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, les femmes, les Autochtones, les membres de minorités visibles ou racisées, les personnes 2SLGBTQ+, les membres de communautés marginalisées en raison de leur identité de genre et les personnes handicapées. Ces personnes peuvent s’identifier de manière confidentielle au moment du dépôt de leur candidature.
Toute personne qualifiée est invitée à poser sa candidature; la priorité sera toutefois accordée à celles qui ont la citoyenneté canadienne ou le statut de résident permanent.
Conformément aux lois provinciales, Griffith Group et le CIFAR offriront des mesures d’accommodement tout au long du processus de recrutement, de sélection et d’évaluation aux personnes handicapées qui en feront la demande. Si vous avez besoin de telles mesures d’accommodement pendant la démarche d’embauche, veuillez contacter jane@griffithgroup.ca ou sam@griffithgroup.ca.

Volunteer Ottawa

Volunteer Ottawa – Executive Director

Volunteer Ottawa (“VO”) builds community by strengthening the not-for-profit sector through a focus on building expertise, fostering collaboration and promoting volunteerism. VO was established over 60 years ago as a community builder committed to supporting not-for-profit organizations in Ottawa and surrounding regions. As a not-for-profit organization itself, VO understands the needs of its member organizations and continually strives to increase the awareness of the power of volunteerism within the Ottawa community.

In Ottawa, more and more people of all age groups and demographics want to give back to their community, and VO is where they go to find a comprehensive list of opportunities that meet their interests. VO links people with community organizations. VO supports persons with disabilities, new Canadians, corporations and professionals connected to voluntary organizations in and around the city.

VO enables organizations to effectively and efficiently recruit the volunteers required to deliver their programs and services. Its interactive website has thousands of volunteer opportunities from organizations who need volunteer energy to deliver their critical community services. VO also works directly with organizations to support knowledge development and resource distribution on topics integral to the effective and efficient use of volunteer capacity.

It is within this context that Volunteer Ottawa invites applications and nominations for its Executive Director (“ED”).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the organization and that programs and services reflect VO’s mission, values and strategic priorities. The ED provides advice and functional guidance to the Board of Directors in regards to strategic long-term planning. The ED also provides leadership in the development, implementation and achievement of fundraising goals and objectives. The ED promotes VO activities to both member organizations and those in the voluntary, public and private sectors. Critical to the success of the new ED will be ensuring the needs of VO’s nearly 300 member organizations, while ensuring the continued relevancy of VO’s services and strategic priorities for both the short and long term.

This appointment calls for a results-oriented, collaborative leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. As the ideal candidate, you bring knowledge of, and experience in, the voluntary sector. You have managed staff and understand the dynamics of working with, and in support of, boards and committees. You have the capacity to provide effective administrative leadership, including human and financial resources, and are comfortable representing VO on a regional, provincial and national basis. The ED must have the ability to cultivate and maintain excellent working relationships with VO’s current and future funders, and experience with revenue generation activities would be considered a strong asset. The ability to communicate in both English and French is considered an asset.

Salary Range: $70,000 – 85,000 commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package and RRSP contributions.

To apply or explore this impactful leadership opportunity with Volunteer Ottawa, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Volunteer Ottawa encourages applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-deserving groups such as (but not limited to): racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Volunteer Ottawa throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

CIFAR – President & Chief Executive Officer

CIFAR is a global research organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions. By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides some of the world’s best researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. CIFAR’s time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, CIFAR is a catalyst for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows, advisors and global scholars includes 20 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy (PCAIS), the world’s first AI Strategy.

It is within this context that CIFAR welcomes nominations and applications for the position of President & Chief Executive Officer (“President”) commencing July 1 2022, or soon after. The position will be based out of CIFAR’s Toronto office, with travel across Canada and globally as required.

Reporting to the CIFAR Board of Directors, the President & CEO works closely with the Chair of the Board of Directors, takes counsel from a President’s Research Council, and interacts regularly with the community of researchers within the programs to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. The President & CEO leads an exceptional and diverse staff team. The President & CEO has a depth of knowledge and familiarity with Canadian research university settings and research environment. The President & CEO supports fundraising and revenue generation activities, and works closely with the Board of Directors and its Advancement Committee.

The ideal candidate is an internationally known and respected research leader who is committed to the pursuit of research and knowledge mobilization. The ideal candidate can communicate in a compelling and exciting manner to both academic and non-academic communities the important role that CIFAR plays in the global research ecosystem, supporting fundamental research which addresses important aspects of life and health, individuals and societies, information and matter, and earth and space. Candidates must have an understanding of the Canadian university research setting and a good appreciation of the global research environment. They should also have the ability to evaluate new programs and initiatives on behalf of the organization. The ideal candidate will bring significant senior administration and leadership experience with financial management, human resources, governance policies and procedures, and science funding policy. The ideal candidate will ideally have had experience working with a diverse set of external stakeholders including but not limited to academic and research institutions, government officials, donors, partners, and researchers. The ideal candidate is an articulate and effective speaker and will have presence in public and private settings with various audiences and constituencies. Candidates should hold a graduate level degree, and a PhD or equivalent degree in the humanities, biomedical, social or natural sciences. The ideal candidate will have high integrity and an unwavering commitment to and demonstrated ability to advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

To apply or explore this key leadership position at CIFAR, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca). Consideration of candidates will begin immediately.

CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognize that bringing together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is integral to advancing excellence and increasing the impact of our organization. Our leadership, staff and volunteers strive to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace and, in turn, an environment that will give our diverse global community of fellows, scholars and advisors the support to successfully address the most important questions facing science and humanity. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome, regardless of age, education, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, parental status/responsibility, immigration status, Indigenous status, religion, disability, language, race, place of origin, ethnicity, culture, socio-economic status, and other attributes is vital to achieving our mission. We strongly encourage applications from members of our society who face systemic barriers and biases, including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minority/racialized communities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, members of marginalized gender identity communities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants may confidentially self-identify at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and CIFAR throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

U SPORTS – Chief Executive Officer

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sport in Canada. Every year, over 20,000 student-athletes and 900 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports within this member driven organization. U SPORTS also provides high-performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous World University Championships. The breadth and scope of its program is unmatched by any other multi-sport organization in the country. From Victoria to St. John’s, U SPORTS empowers Canada’s best student-athletes to compete for top national honours. U SPORTS student-athletes will become Canada’s next ambassadors, leaders and entrepreneurs while learning, educating and advocating within their communities. U SPORTS is an exciting and vibrant experience, attracting great minds and talented athletes, coaches and staff across the country.

It is in this context that U SPORTS welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer. This position will be a hybrid work from home model, with travel to U SPORTS office in Richmond Hill, Ontario as required.

Reporting to U SPORTS Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will have accountability and responsibility for the vision, strategic direction, leadership and overall management of the organization. The CEO will also be a key spokesperson of U SPORTS. Responsible for attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining the people that will help the organization achieve best-in-class objectives, the CEO will provide inspiration and support to all employees. The CEO will also ensure that U SPORTS provides real value-added service to the members, conferences and partners to which we are accountable. The CEO will also leverage his/her/their status as a thought-leader to continually advance our position and be a positive contributor to the future of university sport in Canada.

As the ideal candidate, you are comfortable operating in a smaller, not-for-profit organization where you are responsible for the future success of the business. You understand the dynamics of a membership-based organization and are good listener in addition to being an effective communicator. You are a member of a senior management team and a top performer in your current role with a proven track record of leadership, developing/implementing a strategic plan, marketing, sales and client service. You are recognized for elevating brands to advance business objectives. Your energy and enthusiasm are infectious. People enjoy being around you because you are friendly, trustworthy, confident, empathetic and approachable. You possess a unique blend of strong leadership skills, business and media savvy, creativity, superior relationship building skills, a commitment to EDIA and a genuine passion for sport in Canada. Candidates must hold a Bachelor level degree. Verbal proficiency, or a plan to obtain verbal fluency, in both of Canada’s official languages is required.

The appointment of the Executive Director will commence in May 2022, or shortly after. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately.

To apply or explore this key leadership position at U SPORTS further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

U SPORTS is committed to being a professional and energetic work environment that is proud of its identity. Inspired by the drive and determination of its student-athletes, coaches, conferences and members. U SPORTS is dedicated to EDI in all its activities including recruitment and hiring within the organization. In support that goal, U SPORTS welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by U SPORTS and the Griffith Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.

Staff volunteers

The Stop Community Food Centre – Executive Director

The Stop Community Food Centre (“The Stop”) uses healthy food to bring people together. For over 35 years, The Stop has connected low-income Torontonians to healthy food in spaces that are warm, dignified, and respectful. Whether it is in The Stop’s urban gardens, at a drop-in meal, or in the community advocacy office, The Stop is a place where everyone is welcomed with a seat at the table. From its origins as one of Canada’s first food banks in the 1980’s, The Stop has blossomed into a thriving community hub where neighbours participate in a broad range of programs that provide healthy food, foster social connections, build food skills, and promote civic engagement. The Stop believes that nutritious, sustainable, and culturally appropriate food is a human right for all.

It is within this context that The Stop invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director (“ED”).

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be energized by the opportunity to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. The ED is responsible for the strategic leadership of The Stop through supporting its operations, programs, strategic direction, and board governance. The ED will lead and engage The Stop’s high-performing senior management team to foster an inclusive culture where the staff and volunteer community are supported and inspired to do their best work. The ED must work to create a culture that works in support of and collaboratively with the union (Public Service Alliance of Canada). Externally, the ED is involved in fundraising activities and with developing and supporting cross-sectoral partnerships and networks to build a healthier, more inclusive city.

As the ideal candidate, you are knowledgeable about food security, poverty reduction, social justice, and food system change, and lived experience with these subjects is considered a strong asset. You are a mission-driven, collaborative and inspiring leader with a commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation. You have experience working at the senior management level, with a voluntary Board of Directors, have strong financial management skills, and experience with strategic planning. Working with The Stop’s Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression consultants, candidates must have a commitment to, and demonstrable understanding of, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion frameworks, and the ability to operationalize anti-oppressive practices in an organization. You have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the comfort and fluency to manage donor, government and media relations. Experience working in a unionized environment is an asset.

To apply or explore this impactful leadership opportunity with The Stop, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca), or visit https://griffithgroup.ca/the-stop-executive-director/

Salary Range: $125,000 -150,000 commensurate with experience plus a comprehensive benefits package and RRSP contributions.

The Stop welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and The Stop throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

St. Lawrence College- Director, Belonging, Equity and Diversity

St. Lawrence College (“SLC”) is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. SLC consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, SLC is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 96,000 alumni. The College’s Strategic Plan, “SLC in Five”, ensures SLC collectively understands what its key priorities are for the next five years. The plan conveys how important it will be for the College to continue working together, how its objectives will support the College values, and the College’s growth aspirations. A specific way growth is reflected in this plan is with the addition of a new value: Belonging.

It is within this context that St. Lawrence College invites applications and nominations for the inaugural Director, Belonging, Equity and Diversity (“Director”).

The Director is the senior lead responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of the College’s plan for Belonging, Diversity & Inclusion, and supporting programs and resources to create and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Director reports to the Vice President, Belonging, Human Resources and Organizational Development with direct accountabilities to the President and the College Executive Team for the advancement of SLC’s goals. This position has a college-wide mandate pertaining to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Task Force, and the Director will provide subject matter expertise to all 3 campuses and will ensure collaboration across SLC and with its external partners on this mandate. The incumbent will continue to grow and foster relationships across SLC and with its stakeholders and partners and provide guidance and expertise in promoting a positive working and learning culture that values diversity and fosters equity, fairness, respect, cross-cultural understanding and inclusion. The Director will conduct data analyses on workforce representation of diverse groups, and will identify impediments to belonging, diversity and inclusion in current human resources programs and practices, and make recommendation for a strategic plan to overcome these impediments. The Director will also create a work plan and recommended approaches to increase workforce diversity and inclusiveness grounded in the report of the College’s EDI Taskforce and aligned with best practices for embedding these principles in SLC’s culture.

As the ideal candidate, you are highly collaborative and an effective communicator with demonstrated commitment to, and in-depth knowledge of, belonging equity, and diversity. You have progressive experience in the EDI field, and experience from within an academic or higher education environment is considered an asset. You hold cross-cultural competence, and have successfully designed and implemented EDI programs, workshops and training sessions. The incumbent must have the ability to project manage, respond strategically to requests, and manage campus wide expectations regarding all aspects of EDI. A post-secondary degree, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and significant experience in developing and implementing belonging, equity, and diversity programs is required.

To apply or explore this impactful leadership opportunity with St. Lawrence College, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

St. Lawrence College is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. It encourages and welcome applications from members of the designated groups, including women, racialized minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation and identity. SLC is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and St. Lawrence College throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Ryerson University – Chair, School of Journalism

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in
Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat
Peoples, Ryerson University (“University”)* is a distinctly urban university with a
focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is guided by a bold Academic Plan, an
ambitious research agenda, and a Master Plan to revitalize the campus and
surrounding neighbourhood. The special mission of the University is the
advancement of applied knowledge and research to address societal need, and the
provision of programs of study that offer a balance between theory and application
and that prepare students for careers in professional and quasi-professional fields.
It is the most applied-to university in Ontario relative to available spaces and its
reputation with business and community leaders continues to rise. It is clearly a
university on the move.

*In August 2021, the university announced that it would begin a renaming process
to reconcile the legacy of Egerton Ryerson for a more inclusive future. To learn
more, please visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/next-chapter/
The University’s Creative School (formerly the Faculty of Communication & Design)
is the Creative Innovation Hub and is a national leader for educational programs in
media, applied communication, design, and the fine and performing arts. Nearly
6,000 students are enrolled in The Creative School, across nine professional schools
(Journalism, Image Arts, RTA School of Media, Performance, Fashion, Interior
Design, Professional Communication, Graphic Communications Management, and
Creative Industries). The Faculty is actively involved in graduate studies with
Master’s programs in Film and Photography Preservation & Collections
Management, Documentary Media, Fashion, Journalism, Media Production, and
Professional Communication, as well as the joint York/Ryerson program in
Communication and Culture.

Inside The Creative School is the University’s School of Journalism, a leader in the
innovative teaching of journalism in Canada and a centre of excellence for research
and creative activity. The School’s student body, comprising more than 500
undergraduates and 55 Master of Journalism students, has an outstanding record
of achievement. The School of Journalism embraces its responsibility to honour the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 86, asking journalism schools
to educate students about the complex social, political, legal and economic
histories of Indigenous peoples. It welcomes in particular applications from
candidates who embrace and participate in these teaching and research areas.
It is within this context that The School of Journalism at The Creative School
(formerly the Faculty of Communication and Design) at Ryerson University invites
applications and nominations for the appointment of its next Chair of the School
of Journalism. This appointment will be for a term of five years (subject to renewal
in year 3), commencing early in 2022 with the possibility of renewal for an additional
three- or five-year term.
In recognition of the under-representation of marginalized, racialized and
Indigenous persons in academic administrative roles and in support of the School
of Journalism’s Action Plan which focuses on equity and student collaboration, the
Faculty especially welcomes applications from racialized and Indigenous persons.
We seek candidates from equity-deserving groups who can demonstrate a deep
commitment to the principles of equity, inclusion and student support.
Reporting to the Dean, the Chair will be a visionary, energetic, entrepreneurial and
an accomplished team builder who will: i) actively support and implement the
School of Journalism’s Action Plan; ii) provide exemplary academic and
administrative leadership, including stewardship of human and financial resources;
iii) work collaboratively to provide leadership for curriculum and faculty
development, research and scholarly activity, while promoting and coordinating
the continued evolution of the School , and; iv) participate actively in the intellectual
life of the School of Journalism, The Creative School, the University, the community,
and collaborate with other academic institutions and the industry. To read more
about the duties and responsibilities of Department Chair, please see article 26.1.E.
of the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic academic leader and educator who is a
tenured faculty member or who will be eligible for tenure upon appointment. In
addition to being appointed as the Chair, the successful candidate must be eligible
for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor in The Creative School. An
industry professional with a background in journalism, the successful candidate
must hold a PhD or Master’s degree, ideally in Journalism. Candidates must have an
understanding of the broadening of journalistic roles, and demonstrated experience
covering, or teaching the coverage, of underrepresented communities in Canada,
such as Black and Indigenous communities. As the ideal candidate, you have the
capacity to provide effective academic and administrative leadership, including
stewardship of human and financial resources, and are comfortable mediating,
facilitating, nurturing, and implementing transformational change. You have an
excellent record of scholarly or creative activities, and proven excellence in teaching
and/or coaching emerging journalists. You have exceptional communication,
organizational and interpersonal skills, and a proven record of collaboration. You
have experience with strategic planning, and a comfort and willingness to be an
ambassador in promoting the School across the University and externally with
industry, including academic partnerships, liaising with industry, and community
engagement. You hold a deep commitment to the well-being and development of
students and to the evolution of education. The ideal candidate must embody the
following traits: academic excellence, collegiality, innovation and entrepreneurship,
leadership, nimbleness and responsiveness. Candidates must also have a deep and
proven commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion; related lived and
personal experience is considered an asset.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA)
(www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary
of RFA benefits can be found here.
The University encourages applications from members of groups that have been
historically underserved, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous
peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as
women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
To apply or explore this key academic leadership position at Ryerson University
further, please contact Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton
(sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Ryerson University is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation
will be provided by both Griffith Group and the University throughout the
recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

St. Lawrence College- Interim Vice-President, Belonging, Human Resources and Organizational Development

St. Lawrence College (“SLC”) is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. SLC consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, SLC is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 96,000 alumni. The College’s Strategic Plan, “SLC in Five”, ensures SLC collectively understands what its key priorities are for the next five years. The plan conveys how important it will be for the College to continue working together, how its objectives will support the College values, and the College’s growth aspirations. A specific way growth is reflected in this plan is with the addition of a new value: Belonging.

It is within this context that St. Lawrence College invites applications and nominations for the Interim Vice-President, Belonging, Human Resources and Organizational Development (“Vice-President”). This is a 6-month term position. At the end of the term, the incumbent will be eligible to apply for the permanent position upon it been posted.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice-President provides vision, leadership, and overall strategic direction for human resources, people planning, and culture to support the strategic direction of the College and to facilitate operational success. This position will also lead initiatives as they relate to the advancement of the college’s value of Belonging.

This position is accountable for the design, implementation and integration of human resources services, organizational practices and business processes ensuring high quality and cost-effective services are in place and optimized to support the strategic plan. The Vice-President acts a champion for positive, respectful relationships and is the organizational leader in change management and labour relations matters.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a tenure in progressive leadership and management roles in human resources, ideally from a complex public sector organization. Your experience includes strategic-level HR planning, driving organizational change and process improvement, while also maintaining a hands-on approach to ensure effective day-to-day HR operations that creates a culture that supports the strategic directions and values of SLC. You have had involvement with complex labour relations issues and have in depth knowledge of relevant human resources legislation. Peers describe you as highly collaborative, a problem solver, a superb negotiator, and as a senior leader with sound judgement and empathy. You enjoy coaching and mentoring your team, embrace all aspects of diversity, and will foster a culture of belonging across all three SLC campuses. A post-secondary degree, ideally at the graduate level, and a relevant professional designation (CHRL or CHRE) are required. A combination of education, along with a professional designation and extensive experience in Human Resources may be considered.

To apply or explore this impactful leadership opportunity with St. Lawrence College, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

St. Lawrence College is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. It encourages and welcome applications from members of the designated groups, including women, racialized minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation and identity. SLC is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and St. Lawrence College throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Ontario 211 Services- Chief Operating Officer

211 is a free and confidential service that easily connects people to the critical social and community supports they need. Whether it’s access to mental health support, financial assistance for those facing job loss, or programs for seniors, 211 is here to help all Ontarians. Available 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages by phone, chat, text and web, 211 makes it easy for Ontarians to quickly access the complex network of government services and community programs they need for their unique situation.

Ontario 211 Services (O211S) is the steward for 211 in Ontario and is responsible and accountable to provincial funders for the delivery of 211 through a network of service providers. O211S works collaboratively with the service providers, local and provincial partners, government Ministries, and local United Ways to deliver 211’s System Navigation, System Mapping and System Design functions. O211S also works closely with United Way Centraide Canada and 211’s across the country to advance its system nationally.

It is within this context that Ontario 211 Services invites applications and nominations for its inaugural Chief Operating Officer.

Reporting to the Executive Director, O211S is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to join its team at this pivotal time in its history. The awareness and perceived value of 211 as a critical resource for Ontarians has never been higher and the opportunities for growth and impact are increasing at a rapid pace. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to help shape the future of the 211 system in Ontario, in partnership with key stakeholders across the province. The COO will play a critical role in the refinement, design, and implementation of an optimized 211 Ontario operating model and will drive the operationalization of the strategic plan with a human-centered focus. The COO has oversight of Human Resources, IT, and related vendor relationships.

This appointment calls for a confident, compassionate leader and change agent. You are a highly skilled operations professional with proven experience implementing strategic priorities, enterprise-wide transformations, and have successfully worked with and led a team to achieve ambitious goals. As the ideal candidate, you bring demonstrated senior management experience and proven ability to provide strategic leadership for the implementation of a new business and operating model. You have demonstrated experience managing financial and human resources, project management, and working collaboratively with partners and community stakeholders. Experience working in a non-profit is preferred. Candidates must have exceptional integrity and should be able to demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively and virtually. As a truly transformative leader, the successful candidate must strive to deliver services that are person-centred, inclusive, integrated, intuitive, and impactful.

To apply or explore this impactful leadership opportunity with Ontario 211 Services, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and Sam Walton (sam@griffithgroup.ca).

Ontario 211 Services hires based on merit and is strongly committed to diversity and equity within its community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. It especially welcomes applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Griffith Group and Ontario 211 Services throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact jane@griffithgroup.ca and/or sam@griffithgroup.ca.

We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.